Father Accused Of Robbing 14 Year-Old Son

A father is accused of robbing his own 14 year-old son causing minor injuries.

Gary-Dwayne-Shirley-FISmithfield Police, with the help of Wilson’s Mills Police, were able to make a quick arrest following the 11:00 PM incident Saturday.

Police Captain R.K. Powell said officers responded to a home on Wilson’s Mills Road.  A 14 year-old juvenile reported his father had snatched a necklace from his neck then also stole a cell phone from his ex-wife who was also present.  A 17 year-old was also at home at the time.

Wilson’s Mills Police located the suspect, 37 year-old Gary Dwayne Shirley of McCullers Street, Smithfield a short time later at a convenience store and took him into custody without further incident.

Shirley was charged with common law robbery, child abuse, larceny, communicating threats, and conspiracy.  Bail was set at $31,000.